Despite challenges, OTA bookings climb in Europe and more than a third will be completed via mobile websites and apps by 2022

Despite economic and political challenges in the region, Europe’s travel market continues to expand and gross travel bookings were expected to climb 2% for the…..

Korea Airports Corporation moves into Latin America as the political heat is turned up at home

Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) has revealed that it generated KRW925.5 billion (USD825.5 million) in revenue at its 14 Korean airports in 2018, handling 82.8 million…..

Introducing Marriott Bonvoy…the new name and look for Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest

Marriott International has revealed Marriott Bonvoy, as the new loyalty brand that will replace the current Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest…..

Back to basics – airlines need to think very differently when flying families as parents call for ‘notebooks, pencils and crayons’ as travel essentials

Holidays are all about relaxation, yet the uncertainty of travelling to new environments has the potential to have the opposite effect for parents of young…..

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. National Air Services…..

Unlocking the value of slots at congested airports – How does the aviation industry ensure congestion doesn’t limit growth? 

Airport slots undoubtedly have a “value”, especially at congested facilities. It is sometimes argued that unlocking that value can lead to more commercial outcomes than…..

Almost four years on, what has happened to AirAsia’s Langkawi base?

AirAsia has not yet opened a base at Langkawi nearly four years after unveiling an ambitious expansion plan for the Malaysian resort island. In early…..

Kiss and Fly – the high cost you can pay to say goodbye to friends, family or colleagues at the UK’s airports

In previous stories we have highlighted the important role passenger car parking has historically played in the airport business model. But, with growing demand, restrictions…..

New technology adoption increases momentum as United and Delta continue to leverage blockchain, AI and machine learning

Studies and testing of blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning by US airlines continues at a steady pace, and will only gain momentum as…..